Hello coffee enthusiasts,
Today I would like to focus in on a specific item that Laurel has been on the fence about offering for quiet some time now. There are many pros and cons to the idea of us offering homemade cheesecake, and I think it would be beneficial for me to point them out before we gain some feedback from you guys. Just to clarify, we do offer cheesecake as an option for ordering ahead, but I’m talking about having it as a seasonal item on our menu that is pre-made and ready to go. Cheesecake is one of Laurel’s favorite items to bake, so I’m excited to get into both sides of the debate with you guys.
For starters, lets talk about the cons. First off, cheesecake is expensive to make and time-consuming. It also takes a lot of effort, and there isn’t a very large margin for error. The process of making cheesecake is even more precise than a majority of the items we offer, so one little mistake can ruin a whole batch of them. Other than that, the general issue of refrigerator space is also a concern when it comes to introducing new menu items. Cheesecakes are fairly big, so we would have to cut back our usual inventory of some items to be able to properly store the cheesecakes. Although none of these issues are a major concern, together they have been enough to deter us from committing to adding cheesecake to our menu.
Now for the fun part, the pros. The first pro I can think of may be pretty obvious, but let’s be honest, cheesecake is amazing. It’s personally one of my favorite desserts, and there have been very few times that I’ve heard of someone not enjoying the decadent option. Another advantage is that due to the expensive ingredients we would be forced to offer the cheesecakes at a reasonable price, which means if we would start selling a lot of it, it could be a good investment for our business financially. Adding cheesecake to our menu would also give Laurel more opportunity to be creative, and allow her to bake something she really enjoys on a more permanent basis. Cheesecake is also a unique item because Laurel can virtually add any fruit or topping to the dessert, allowing it to always be a fresh addition to our menu. This idea is actually what brought this argument back to mind because Laurel was recently working on a Pumpkin Cheesecake.
Overall I think it’s easy to see how the pros and cons are pretty even on this debate. We have gone back and forth many times before, but due to the option of special ordering one always being there, we’ve leaned against committing to it on a permanent basis. I’d love to hear what you guys think about the possibility of us adding cheesecake to our menu. Please reach out and let us know if this is something you’d be interested in, because we’re always looking for new ways to give our customers the best possible options.
Until next time,